Langtang Valley with Ganjala passes Trek

Duration: 14 Days

Langtang Valley with Ganjala passes trek is both one of the most physically challenging and also one of the most rewarding and spectacular of all the treks we offer.   Among the highlights are contacted with diverse ethnic groups (especially Tamang) inhabiting the villages through which we pass, and the breathtaking Himalayan scenery surrounding us, especially as we cross the high pass called Ganja-La.  We never retrace our steps, nor do we need to fly either to reach the trailhead or to return to Kathmandu.  If you have a very good fitness level, a strong sense of adventure, and preferably some previous Mountaineering experience, this trek will make an excellent choice. 

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have some time to sight-see but will also participate in trek preparation, in which we review equipment and clothing needed for a safe and enjoyable adventure.You can expect wind, cold and snow near Ganja-La, so it is essential that we prepare well for this part of the trek in particular.We then drive to Syabrubesi, and from there trek to Kyangjin Gompa via Lama Hotel and Langtang Village.We will spend two nights at Kyangjin Gompa both to promote acclimatization, and to explore some interesting sights in the vicinity.

We then head south from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang -- a short hike, but an important one as it's the closest place to Ganja-La where we can spend the night.We rise early the next morning, crossing the thrilling Ganja-La,

Which may be very cold and snowy.The Himalayan vistas surrounding us in the vicinity of the pass are fantastic.

Continuing south, our route brings us to Keldang.Soon we descend into the Helambu Region, overnighting at Dukpu before reaching the fascinating town of Tarke Ghyang.Many of the old houses in the narrow lanes of this Yolmo village go back to the 18th Century, and in the very center of the town you will find the oldest monastery in the Helambu

After leaving Tarke Ghyang, we trek via Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and drive from there back to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner, and our homeward flight the next day.

Trip Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to and from Syabrubesi
  • Visiting Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Explore to the cheese factory, visit local Gompas and cross ganja la pass
  • Day trip to Tserko RI

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Cultural city tour and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) : 7- 8 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 -4 hours
  • Day 07: Visit Tserko RI (5,033m/16,404ft) and back to Kyangjin (3,870m/12,697ft): 7- 8 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Kyangjin to Ganja La Phedi (4.300m/14,104 ft.): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass (5,122m/16,800 ft.) to Keldang (4,250m/13,940ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Keldang to Yak Kharka (4,000m/13,120ft): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 11: Trek Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) : 3 -4 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Sermathang - Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu: 3 -4 hrs walk and 3 hrs drive
  • Day 14: Farewell; flights home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Ten nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by public Jeep /bus.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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